Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

Clearance Level
Cyber Security
Falls Church, Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success



SIEM Tools

REQ#: RQ164694
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important. GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

GDIT has an opening for a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer Advisor position supporting the Army National Guard (ARNG) in Falls Church, VA. This is an IT Service Management contract in support of the operation, modernization, expansion, and further evolution of the ARNG’s global Information Technology (IT) services including networking, compute, storage, infrastructure, applications, hosting, and program management services. The GECOS program supports the ARNG enterprise IT infrastructure, its Wide Area Network (WAN), authentication and directory services, cybersecurity, application hosting, and associated services. GECOS uses the ITIL framework as the basis for delivering quality-measured IT services to the ARNG.


  • Provide technical engineering best practices to guide, direct, design, plan, and develop documentation for deployment of cybersecurity operations tools like SIEM, Logs management, and the like.
  • Able train, coach, and mentor mid and junior engineers as well as cross-functional personnel to effectively use cyber operations tools.
  • Experience with IT architecture/information systems compliance RMF Special publications, systems controls, enhancements, assessment procedures, implementation plan, system security plan (SSP) and the understanding of eMASS processes and procedures.
  • May perform other duties as required to fulfill contract requirements.


Education: BS/BA and/or 10+ years of IT experience. Will consider other combinations of years of experience, degree, and certifications.

Required Technical Skills and Experience:

  • 8+ years Red Hat Linux engineering.
  • 8+ years Windows Server engineering
  • Apply DISA STIGs and use of SCAP/SCC Scans tools (4 years)
  • CCRI & RMF (Processes/Procedures/Documentation)
  • PowerShell, Python, BASH scripting - (Nice to have all)
  • TLS, SSL Certificates
  • SIEM experience (Prefer Splunk (2 years) and Elastic Search and Stack – logstash, filebeat, winlogbeat, etc)
  • Apache Kafka/Confluent - (Nice to have)
  • ESX knowledge/experience
  • Storage experience (NetApp, SAN, etc.)
  • Good writing/documentation skills, with capability of interfacing with key government partners on operational and technical matters

Security Clearance Level: Must have and maintain a minimum of a DoD SECRET Clearance for the life of the contract.

Required Certification(s): DoD  8570 IAT II (Security + or equivalent). You are required to maintain and upgrade certifications IAW contract requirements.

Location: Most work performed at either Falls Church, VA site or at ARNG headquarters in Arlington, VA. Teleworking allowed at management discretion up to two days a week.

● 401K with company match
● Comprehensive health and wellness packages
● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
● Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
● Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays


Work Requirements
Years of Experience

8 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Security+, CE - Comptia Security+

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) - redhat

Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $134,597 - $161,000. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.